Historic Markers Across Georgia

Garrard & Lightburn to Stone Mountain

Marker ID: GHM 044-15
Location: Fellowship Rd just S of Lawrenceville Hwy (US 29), Tucker
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.985    W 084 13.092
  33.84975    -84.2182
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: WM2G8N
Garrard & Lightburn to Stone Mountain Marker  


The principle object of the wide swing of Federal forces S.E. from Roswell, where they crossed the Chattahoochee, was to cut the Ga. R.R. at & near Stone Mountain, thereby isolating Atlanta from the east.

Pursuant to plan, Logan´s 15th A.C. was posted at Browning´s Courthouse (Tucker) as support to Garrard´s Cavalry in its move on the R.R. between Stone Mountain and Decatur.

Lightburn´s brigade, of Logan´s corps, moved on this road with Garrard´s Cavalry, July 18, 1864, to Stone Mountain ~ their progress resisted & impeded by Wheeler´s Cavalry [Confederate] all the way.

GHM 044-15 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1984